Best Bib & Tucker

Black & White
Masquerade Ball

Silent Auction

Brief Introduction to Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society's BB&T Silent Auction:

A key part of Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society first Hallmark Best Bib & Tucker Black & White Masquerade Ball  is a wonderful Silent Auction.  The Auction will feature over 70 items, many of which are one-of-a-kind including special dinner events hosted by Society Board members in their homes, as well as an array of 18th century reproduction items including clothes, rare antiques and fine jewelry.  Eight of these items are now on the website for you to bid on.  All bids will be recorded, but final sale of items will occur at the BB&T Ball.  

The following items are now open to your bids:

Henkel-Harris Rice Bed
Carved mahogany queen-size four poster 

(Starting Bid $2,000)
(Value $8,450) 
Platinum Diamond Andalustie Ring
Estate platinum round brilliant 1.40  ct. Andalustie (a rare color-change gemstone) in a box style with 6 single cut diamonds weighing approximately 0.12 cts. 

(Starting Bid $700)
(Value $1,850) With Appraisal 
Antique Baltic Amber Pendant
With an 18k detailed cap and a14k gold bail, with freshwater pearl and two European cut diamonds

(Starting Bid $450)
(Value $925) With Appraisal 

th C. Worcester Blue & White Tea Bowls

A Rare 
Matching Chinoiserie Set 

(Starting Bid $450)

 C. Sterling  Silver Sugar Tongs 

By Hester Bateman, 18th Century London's
Most Famous Woman Silversmith  

(Starting Bid $120)
(Value $235) 

air of Presidential Cufflinks 
President George W. Bush Administration 

(Starting Bid$90)
EBay and presidential memorabilia dealers value at $300 -$500) 

Fine Fashion Tiger Pin 

In the tradition of Madeline Albright – Read My Pins – specifically made for the Madeline Albright exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library
(Starting Bid $25)
(Value $60, if you can find it.) 

1780s Hat and Hat stand

A reproduction for a lady of refinement by Mistress Jeanny Lewis, The Wig Dresser


(Starting Bid $40)
(Value $95) 

You can bid on any of these items now by clicking here and identifying the item and your bid in the body of the email. Even better, attend the BB&T B&W Masquerade Ball on April 11th where there will also be over 70 other excellent items and experiences available to bid for at the night's Silent Auction.  Buy your tickets here.